Jose is well known as an environmental activist in northern New Jersey as well as an educator in sustainable & Eco-friendly communities and organic gardening. His lecture “Gardening for life” have been presented in many communities of central and north jersey as well as in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
He is co-founder of the Montclair Backyard Habitat Project sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, and is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition, Inc. He is also a former member of the Township of Montclair Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
He works has been covered by local media as well as the national magazine Bird Watch. He is a blogger about environmental and urban farming issues and has a regular column “Gardening for Life” at the Montclair Local Newspaper. He is a certified Essex County Master Gardener and a Certified Rutgers Environmental Steward. In 2021, Jose was selected by the New Jersey Latino Index, as one the top ten most influential Latinos in New Jersey.
He holds an MBA from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Jose is the former Vice President of Finance of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ).
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